Monthly Archives: December 2018

Learn to Shir with Patsy

Hack the back of the children's Patsy to have full-back shirring!

Adding a Shirred Back to the Patsy Party Dress (newborn to 12 years) Shirring is a sewing technique that can be used to gather fabric, using elastic thread sewn in parallel rows. This is a great alternative to the elastic back found in the tutorial for the children’s Patsy Party dress. In this tutorial we […]

Keeping a Strapless Dress in Place

How to keep a strapless dress up? Sew a simple waist stay to keep your gorgeous outfits from falling down. This hack can be used on all strapless dresses!

So, you have a strapless dress and you want to make sure you don’t spend the entire evening pulling this gorgeous dress up and back into place.  That’s not classy.  One of our favorite suggestions for adding just a bit more support to your strapless dress is a waist stay.  This is typically a ribbon […]

Perfect Patsy: The Dress of your Dreams!

Patsy Party Dress Sewing Pattern

It’s true! Patsy really is the party dress sewing pattern of your dreams! The beautiful, vintage-styled dress has a princess-line bodice, an extremely full and twirly tea-length skirt, and optional skirt overlay for extra glamour. To make your day even better, the original Patsy is FREE! And then the Patsy Add On takes the original […]